- The Great Package Race Returns Just how hard is it to deliver a package to Santa Claus?
December 20, 2013This past holiday season, the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech held their annual contest to determine which leading carrier could first deliver a package to a hard-to-reach destination. View the story in its entirety within the Georgia Tech News Center.
- Just how hard is it to deliver a package to Santa Claus?
December 13, 2013Students in the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering packed up four identical packages and shipped them to Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. Read the story in its entirety within the Georgia Tech News Center.
- The Great Races
October 12, 2009How hard is it to get a package to say, Khartoum, Sudan, or to Split, Croatia, or to transport a shipping container filled with medical supplies to a hospital in Ghana? Undergraduate students from Professor John Bartholdi's class know, as they discovered in two fascinating and fun class projects: The Great Package Race and the…
- First Container Race is Underway
May 7, 2008In an international shipment, a container might travel by any combination of transportation modes. This requires carefully choreographed hand-offs, from truck to port and then from port to ship for example. Each hand-off brings a chance of delay. Velocity also depends on schedules of shipping companies, throughput capacities at the ports, and precision of scheduling…
- Global Package Race Puts Major Carriers to the Test
May 1, 2007A group of 60 logistics students, led by professor and logistics expert John Bartholdi, sends identical boxes bound for places like Lomé , Togo and Split, Croatia. With no indication that there's a competition underway, each carrier picks up its parcel, and the race begins. The progress of the packages is tracked online and students…